Let us hope that the battle in the Mumbai North West Constituency is as promising as it was in 2014. The 2014 elections witnessed a four cornered fight between the Congress’s Gurudas Kamat, Shiv Sena’s Chandrakant Kirtikar, AAP’s Mayank Gandhi and MNS’ Mahesh Manjrekar.
In this hard fought battle, it was the Shiv Sena that emerged victorious after defeating sitting MP, Kamat. It was said that Kamat was not only hit by anti-incumbency but also the strong Modi wave that existed back in 2014.
The battle this time is not exactly going to be a cake walk. The Shiv Sena says it won’t fight alongside the BJP. If the BJP fields its own candidate, then it would be up against the Shiv Sena and the Congress-NCP minus the Modi wave.
This seat has clearly been a Congress bastion in the past and the party has won the constituency 9 times. The Shiv Sena on the other hand has won the seat just thrice.
Kirtikar has asked a whopping 972 questions in Parliament and has taken part in 72 debates. His attendance stands at 79 per cent. Is this enough for him to win the seat. Will he be hurt by the fact that the BJP is unlikely to tie up with this party. Don’t miss this photo finish battle.